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Ajyal Competition - Ajyal Film Festival 2022

Lloyd Lee Choi / Short Narrative / United States of America, Canada / 2022 / 15 min / Colour / DCP2K / In English, Mandarin / Arabic, English subtitles
Rated: Parental guidance advised for viewers under the age of 15. Individuals under the age of 15 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or over.


Lu is a Chinese immigrant living day to day on tips from his job as a delivery worker. He supports his wife and ailing mother as they desperately try to make ends meet in the unforgiving city. One night, his bicycle, and in essence his livelihood, is stolen from him. He’s forced to embark on a desperate journey to reclaim it in this poignant short about the precarious position many zero-contact hour employees regularly find themselves in.

About the Director

Lloyd Lee Choi is a Korean-Canadian New York based director who found a magical escape with cinema early on. Growing up, he was a regular fixture at the local theatre and, eventually, began to create films of his own. With several awards, including a Silver Cannes Lion for his Cornetto campaign, ‘40 Love’ featuring Lily Allen, Lloyd has gone on to create global campaigns for Google, Chevrolet, Sony, and Peloton. Lloyd also released his first original scripted 30-minute short film, ‘Before Mars’, for National Geographic.


Lloyd Lee Choi
Lloyd Lee Choi
Anthony Zhai Yang, Lloyd Lee Choi
Executive Producer
Kamila Prokop, David Richards, Jeff Chana
Norm Li
Lloyd Lee Choi
Production Company
Collective Pictures, Division7
Production Designer
Kit Sheridan
Tom Bjelic
Salaud Morisset
Limin Wang, Maggie Law, Anna Wang, Lei Han, Hung Mao Lin

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